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Online text assignment

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The next assignment type that we want to look at is the online text assignment. Throughout our course we want our students to be able to report in every single week on their individual contribution to their group project, and an online text is perfect for this type of assignment. We are not going to have the students do this contribution the very first week, but we want to start in the second week. So go ahead and scroll down until you get to Week 2 and click on the dropdown for Add an activity and select Online text. Now when the Online text assignment page loads, for the assignment name just put Week 2 Personal Contribution.

Online text assignment

The next assignment type that we want to look at is the online text assignment. Throughout our course we want our students to be able to report in every single week on their individual contribution to their group project, and an online text is perfect for this type of assignment. We are not going to have the students do this contribution the very first week, but we want to start in the second week. So go ahead and scroll down until you get to Week 2 and click on the dropdown for Add an activity and select Online text. Now when the Online text assignment page loads, for the assignment name just put Week 2 Personal Contribution.

In the Description field type in "Please describe your individual contribution to your group project." Go ahead and scroll down a little bit. The Available from and Due dates, we are going to go ahead and uncheck the Enable button. That way this assignment is always available to the students to go and complete whenever they want. They should be completing it during the current week of the term, but this way the assignment is always available to them.

We can choose whether or not we want to prevent late submissions. In this case we are going to go ahead and say no, so that students can always submit these files. For the grade though, having a hundred points for this small assignment is probably a bit much, so we will go ahead and scroll down in the list of points and select 5 points. That way each week the students will accumulate five additional points for just letting us know what their personal contribution is. For the Grade category, we are going to select Individual Evaluation.

This is part of their individual contribution to the overall group project, and it's part of their participation grade. So we will go ahead and select that Grade category. The next section, Online text, Allow resubmitting, we don't want to allow this. We want the students to be able to come in, type in their contribution, and submit it and be done with it. We don't want them going back throughout the course of the term trying to make edits and adjustments to this, so once is enough in this assignment. Now for Email alerts to teachers, I certainly do not want to get an email every single week from all of my students letting me know that they've gone ahead and completed this assignment.

When I'm ready to grade it, I will go in and I will click on the assignment. I'll review all of their submissions, and then I'll move on. I don't need to be reminded every time one of my students completes the assignment. Comment inline, I am not going to worry about this either. This would allow me to go ahead and add comments directly into their text. Basically, I am going to just go in, read that they've made a contribution, and decide whether or not they are going to get the full 5 points for their contribution. I am not going to be doing a lot of edits here. So we will go ahead and leave that set to No.

Go ahead and scroll down to the bottom. We are not going to tie this assignment to groups. We are going to make sure that this assignment is visible to our students, and we are not going to fill in an ID number. Go ahead and hit Save and return to course and when your page refreshes, you can see here is our Week 2 Personal Contribution Assignment Type. Go ahead and hit the Move right button to tab it in so it aligns with all of our other items and then go ahead and click on the Assignment, just to see how it looks. Here we can see that no attempts have been made on the assignment, we can see the specific instructions that we've given to the student, and then on the left-hand column under the Setting section for Switch role to, we can click that menu, hit Student, and we can see what this assignment would look like for a student.

There is as a button here for Add submission that they could click and just be able to enter in the text. Go ahead and return to your normal role, and then again in the upper right, where it says no attempts have been made, if you click on that link, here you can see your Gradebook, and you can see any submissions that the students have made. We will go into how to fill out the grades in a later movie. For now, go ahead and return back to your course. The Online text assignment certainly has its place. It's a great way to collect quick information from your students in a text format where they don't have to have any software on their computer, just to be able access your Moodle course and type in whatever response to the assignment instructions that you give them.

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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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